Undoubtedly, the iPhone 6 is one of the much-anticipated smartphones in the market right now, with rumors taking wings right after the launch of iPhone 5. But, whether or not it will be the next iPhone is still a puzzle. From past experience, some analysts believe that the iPhone 5S will make this year, pushing the iPhone 6 launch to 2014.
Others believe that Apple will skip the iPhone 5S and release the iPhone 6 this year. A few expect both devices to hit the shelves simultaneously this year. Still others are expecting budget versions – iPhone Mini or iPhone Math – before iPhone 6, drawing on reports from DigiTimes.
Let’s look at the expected specs of iPhone 6 for a moment. The device is expected to flaunt some new features – 4G-enabled, redesigned OS, better connectivity, fingerprint scanner, etc. Apple Insider reports that the sixth generation iPhone is likely to use sonar instead of infrared sensors. Macworld talks of a smart bezel to display info around the screen, by flashing buttons and symbols complementing the main screen action.
So, a primary display will provide visual content, while a secondary display will guide with inputs. MacRumours says that the iPhone 6 may feature a 4.8-inch Retina+ IGZO screen for a thinner, brighter and clearer display. The capacitive display made by Sharp is likely to have eight times the sensitivity of current screens. The processor is likely to be updated from A6 to A7.
Considering the expected specifications, some analysts say that the new OS architecture, advanced display technology, etc. are not likely to be ready until 2014. With speculations around, it is difficult to pin down a precise release date for the iPhone 6, but all guesswork points to a 2014 release with iPhone 5S debuting this year.